Antony K. Haynes

Group Head, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group
Antony K. Haynes

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”




  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.,
    • cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, M.S., with honors, Computer Science
  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S., distinguished graduate, Computer Science


  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Antony K. Haynes is a Partner in the Firm and Group Head of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the firm and advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Antony is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at Albany Law School, where he created the Online Graduate School as well as the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Program. He has trained hundreds of senior leaders in business and government on cybersecurity and data privacy, and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, University of Maryland, State University of New York, and other institutions.

Antony is also a Director at MountainOne Bank, where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Asset-Liability Committee.
Previously, Antony practiced at two large global law firms, where he handled matters involving national security, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. He has advised technology companies on business and legal strategy, and has helped raise seed funding for new ventures.

Antony was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy, where he developed the Academy’s cybersecurity curriculum and also helped create the inter-Academy cyber defense exercise. While in the U.S. Air Force, he served as an Intelligence Officer, where he focused on planning cyber operations, signals intelligence, and all source intelligence analysis.

Board Member and Audit Committee Member, MountainOne Bank

Chair, Legal Redress Committee, NAACP Berkshire County Branch

Board Member, Consumers for a Responsive Legal System

“Defending the Digital World: The Vital Role of Legal Professionals in Cybersecurity”, Albany Law School Online Graduate Programs, Oct. 12, 2023

Dennis L. Powell, Antony Haynes and Shirley Edgerton, Meaningful Diversity Efforts Require an Inclusion Report Card, The Berkshire Eagle (Feb. 4, 2023).

Antony Haynes & Andrew Grosso, Chapter Four: Algorithmic Bias and the Law, in Extending Justice: Strategies to Increase Inclusion and Reduce Bias (B Donald & S Redfield 2 ed. 2022).

The Ethical Duties of Technology Competence and Reasonable Cyber Security, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter (Feb. 2018).

Antony Haynes & Todd Stratton, Cyber Defense 2003 & Information Assurance Education, in 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (Peer Reviewed).

Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Albany Law School, 2020.

Cardozo/BMI Entertainment & Communications Law Moot Court Competition, Best Oralist, 2007.

Georgetown University, Lane Evans Home Court Fellow, 2007.

Georgetown University, Legal Research and Writing, Law Fellow, 2006 – 2007.

Fish & Richardson P.C. 1L Diversity Fellowship Program Recipient, 2006.

Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service for 2001 – 2003.

Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Basic Sciences Division, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2002.

Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Department of Computer Science, USAF Academy, 2001.

Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service for 1997 – 2000.

9th Air Force Outstanding Intelligence Company Grade Officer of the Year for 1999.

Distinguished Graduate – Air Defense Command & Control Warfare Course – Class of 1999.

S. Air Force Academy Graduate Scholarship Program Recipient for 1995 –1996.

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention for 1995 – 1996.

Most Outstanding Graduate – USAF Academy Department of Computer Science – Class of 1995.

Panelist, Reproductive Data Privacy Post-Dobbs, Albany Law School, NY, Apr. 4, 2023

Panelist, Transformative Technologies and Their Effect on Work and Society: Societal Impacts of New Technologies, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), MA, Nov. 5, 2020

Speaker, Inclusive Learning for Prosecutors Workshop, Albany Law School, NY, Sep. 3, 2020

Panelist, Challenges to Student Data Privacy, Albany Law School, NY, Jul. 23, 2020

Panelist, Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19, Albany Law School, NY, Apr. 23, 2020

Keynote and Lecturer, Facial Recognition Bias & Implications within Higher Education & Beyond, President Inclusive Leadership Institute, Towson University, MD, Mar. 5, 2020

Panelist, Diversity in Cybersecurity, University at Albany-SUNY, NY, Mar. 3, 2020

Keynote, Algorithmic Injustice: How Artificial Intelligence Embeds Human Bias and Distorts Our Decision-Making, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard, Feb. 13, 2020

Moderator, The Pentagon Papers Panel Discussion with Michael Hess and Michael Mukasey, New York City, NY, Dec. 16, 2019

Panelist, Misinformation in the Age of Social Media, NYS Department of Health – Division of Legal Affairs, Albany, NY, Oct. 3, 2019

Lecturer, Case Studies in AI Technology Bias, Harvard Kennedy School, MA, Sep. 8, 2019

Speaker, How AI Embed Human Bias: Lessons for Strategic Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, MA, Sep. 8, 2019

Speaker, Algorithmic Injustice, NY State Cybersecurity Conference, Jun. 4, 2019

Keynote and Lecturer, Facial Recognition Bias & Implications within Higher Education & Beyond, President Inclusive Leadership Institute, Towson University, MD, Mar. 7, 2019

Panelist, Internet of Things: What Do Corporations Need To Know, ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit, American University, DC, Jan. 29, 2019

Lecturer, Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School, Sep. 20, 2018

Key Note, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Rights, College of Saint Rose, NY, Sep. 11, 2018

Speaker, “Immoral Software: How Artificial Intelligence Embeds Human Bias and Distorts Our Decision-Making,” Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS): Law, Policy and Ethics Conference, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ, May 16, 2018.

Panelist, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Program, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Baruch College, NY, Apr. 10, 2018.

Speaker, Technology’s Implicit Bias, Presidential Leadership Forum, University of Maryland – Towson, Mar. 8, 2018.

Speaker, The Legal Ethical Duties of Technology Competency and Reasonable Cyber Security, Albany County Bar Association, NY, Feb. 26, 2018.

Panelist, STEM and the Law, Siena College, NY, Feb. 20, 2018.

Panelist, The Tech Economy: How the Capital Region Can Help the Industry Flourish, The Times Union Leadership Luncheon, NY, Nov. 30, 2017.

Panelist, Distance Learning – Challenges and Benefits for Law Schools, International Trademark Association’s 2017 Leadership Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov. 8, 2017.

Speaker, Law Firm Cybersecurity Legal Ethics, Carter Conboy, NY, Nov. 1, 2017.

Panelist, Cyber 101, Cybersecurity and the Law Conference, Albany Law School, NY, Oct. 20, 2017.

Speaker, Immoral Software: How AI Embeds Human Bias, Harvard Kennedy School, MA, Sep. 21, 2017.

Speaker, Top 10 Issues in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law, NY State Cybersecurity Conference, Jun. 8, 2017 (

Speaker, Legal Ethics & Technology, NY State Cybersecurity Conference, Jun. 8, 2017.

Panelist, Cybersecurity Issues for Local Governments, NY State Local Government IT Directors Association (NYSLGITDA) Spring Conference, NY, May 16, 2017.

Speaker, Cybersecurity Legal Issues in Cloud, SIM Albany IT Symposium, NY, Apr. 11, 2017.

Panelist, Higher Education Industry Roundtable, Albany Business Review, NY, Mar. 29, 2017 (transcript available at

Moderator, Panel on Table of Experts: Cybersecurity, Albany Business Review, NY, Feb. 24, 2017 (transcript available at

Moderator, Panel on Cybersecurity: Protection, Regulation and Privacy (1 hr CLE), Albany Law School Government Law Center, NY, Feb. 14, 2017.

Panelist, Dean’s Luncheon, National Black Law Students Association, Boston, MA, Jan. 27, 2017.

Panelist, Healing Moments: A Community Conversation on Improving the Criminal Justice System from Community Policing to Criminal Justice Reform, Albany Law School, NY, Jan. 23, 2017.

Panelist, Black Solidarity Day/Know Your Rights, Albany Law School, NY, Oct. 26, 2016.

Speaker, Legal Ethics & Technology (1.5 hr CLE), State Bar Association, NY, Sep. 23, 2016.

Speaker, Primer on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy (3 hr CLE), Institute of Legal Studies, NY, Aug. 5, 2016.

Moderator, Panel on Ride-Sharing and the Future of Transportation, Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology Symposium on Law and the Sharing Economy: How to Regulate Collaborative Consumption, Albany Law School, NY, Apr. 19, 2016.

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